|Paper 67: Morocco, the Arab Maghreb Union, and Regional Integration|
|Written by Luis Martinez|
Morocco's current concerns are essentially economic and social in nature and thus the question of regional integration is not a priority. This research has shown that the main priority is rather to implement reforms that promise to improve the living conditions of the Moroccan people. Regional integration is therefore seen more as a possible means to achieving such reforms. The economic reforms so needed remain pending in part due to the Kingdom's underdeveloped democratic political system. Democracy is clearly associated to the country's level of economic development, but not to the resolution of the Western Sahara conflict, which now appears to concern and affect the Algerians far more than the Moroccans.
EuroMeSCo Paper 67 was authored by Luis Martinez, with the input of Alexandra Poli, Kamel Cheklat, Hatem Ben Maimoun and Maria Rendon, and includes an afterword by Fouad Ammor.
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